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Nursing Associate

NHS AfC: Band 4

Main area
Spinal Injuries
NHS AfC: Band 4
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20,150 - 23,363
21/01/2019 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


Nursing Associate


Spinal Injuries - Rehabilitation

Permanent contract

37.5 Hours

Band 4

£20,150 - £23,363

Please be aware that we may close a vacancy earlier than stated should a sufficient number of applications be received, you are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

The 51-bedded North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre (located within Southport District General Hospital) provides access to a highly knowledgeable multi-professional rehabilitation team & caters for patients with all levels of spinal cord injury. In addition, The Centre is internationally recognised for the care of people who have sustained a spinal cord injury affecting their respiratory muscle function, leading to dependency on secretion management & ventilator support. The Centre is commissioned to provide care for patients from a catchment population of up to 12.5 million throughout the North West of England, North Wales & the Midlands & within this service there is a dedicated Weaning & Ventilation team who support patients ongoing respiratory needs.

The senior Nursing team at the Centre are excited to be introducing a new Band 4 role of Nursing Associate within the department to help support the multi-professional team (MPT) in continuing to improve the patient experience. This role will focus on the long term rehabilitation & re-integration for patients with higher level spinal cord injury, including tracheostomy & / or long term ventilatory needs.

Are you about to qualify as a Nursing Associate with a Level 5 Foundation Degree & looking for a new challenge with an opportunity to help develop & establish this role within the field of spinal cord injury? If so, we are keen to recruit enthusiastic, forward thinking, dynamic & motivated personnel to join our team. The Nursing Associate role is designed to bridge the gap between that of the Registered Nurse and Health Care Support workers & successful candidate/s will work alongside all members of the MPT in order to achieve delivery of high quality evidence-based patient-centred care; maintain high care delivery standards & efficient, safe management of patients at the regional Centre.

If you have successfully completed the Nursing Associate trainee programme & would like to explore this opportunity further & have a passion for developing & improving services, we want to hear from you. You will receive a period of local induction & undertake a preceptorship programme specifically designed to support this new role.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for Adults and Children’s disclosure).

Advertising Date - 7th January 2019

Closing date - 21st January 2019

Interview Date - To Be Confirmed


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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Interested applicants should contact either Tony Ward, Senior Charge Nurse / Respiratory Nurse Practitioner or Sandra Croston, Senior Sister on 01704 704345 for further discussion or to arrange an informal visit.

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 290 4454